Hallman, Christian J., age 41 of Eagan, MN passed away unexpectedly June 6, 2011. Survived by his mother, Hien Hallman and father, Charles Hallman; brothers: John (Carrie), Graham (Betty), and James (Oanh); nieces and nephews: Madison, Eleanor, Wesley, and Miles; best friend and soul mate, Jen Fahrmann; treasured grandmother, Nguyen Thi Quet, as well as many other loving relatives and friends. Christian was a medically trained active duty Captain in the United States Army with more than 15 years of service, including a tour in Operation Iraqi Freedom. He enjoyed life and was a man of multiple passions & interests. He was a music connoisseur, beyond just being a well versed musician, he additionally utilized his musical-cultural knowledge as a filmmaker who had been working on a documentary, Big Kids of Mid-America, a comprehensive history about Twin Cities popular music and the North Country (Minnesota) in general. His compassion towards alternative psychology and healthcare was underscored by his commitment to Psionics, which he positively integrated into his military service, as well as civilian and personal life. Christian’s Psionics’ research has been published in various journals and peer reviews, he is currently pending publication of a much larger manuscript. In this field, he spoke at numerous seminars while gaining deserved respectfrom peers and students alike. He was a loyal Minnesota sports fan, regardless of which level, sex, or sport: high school, college and professional alike, he enthusiastically believed in the spirit of competition, fair play, graceful athleticism and the community celebration that followed victory. He ran track and field at Apple Valley High School where he helped his team earn a True State Track Title (1986), he additionally lettered as a member of the varsity soccer team (1986-87) before graduating in 1988. Christian pursued tertiary education with utmost curiosity and was a proud alumnus of the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (1994). Up to his passing, Christian constantly sought off duty education and practiced his daily readings with friends, colleagues, and family, and served as a founding board member of the forthcoming Step Academy Charter School in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Above all, Christian was a beloved family member who genuinely initiated and reciprocated positive growth, was a profound friend to so many, dedicated military member, and a textbook symbol of eclecticism – the good, full life indeed. His contagious laughter is legendary; he could work a crowd and initiate sincere humor, yet trigger deep thought. Christian’s memory was an exceptionally sharp repository that spanned decades, back to his early childhood. We now return, with love, grace, dignity and passion, our treasured memories of Christian. Let us share and embrace his loss as a positive step towards humanity. Absit invidia, ad astra, in luca tua videmus lucem: Let ill will be absent, to the stars, in thy light we see light.
Visitation will be held from 4-8pm Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at White Funeral Home: 14560 Pennock Ave, Apple Valley, MN. The Funeral Service will commence at 12 noon Thursday, June 16, 2011 at Historic Fort Snelling Chapel: Historic Fort Road, Minneapolis, MN with a visitation prior to the service at 11 am. Interment: Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
White Funeral Home, Apple Valley 952 432 2001